New reference subwoofers from Epik
June 5, 2013
Hello to all who have been patiently waiting for an update from us here at Epik. We apologize for the wait, but assure you that the wait was worth it.
Epik had a hugely successful end of 2012. We sold out of product much faster than anticipated. In fact, product was selling out before we even got to our Cyber Week sale. We expected to have product in stock until March/April, but sold out by December. We think that the sudden surge in sales was partially due to a couple of our competitors announcing that they were going out of business last year.
Nobody knew that behind the scenes we were working on a new product lineup. We typically don’t like announcing product before it is ready to sell, but we think it is time to let the cat out of the bag. New products and components always have small delays. Product being sold out of stock too quickly combined with the new product not being ready yet has left us with anxious customers and not much to say for the past few months. As a result, we have a nice surprise for everybody who has been waiting patiently.
I’ve talked to hundreds of people on the phone in the past few months about upcoming product, but sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words:
This is our new 18 inch reference driver. It is nearly 80 pounds of audio engineering nirvana. It has an enormous triple stack magnet structure. We brought back our tried-and-tested silver cast frame to round out the design. In short, it is the best driver we have ever made.
What you can’t see in the picture is a full copper sleeve on the pole piece. We are not talking about throwing a little copper shorting ring above the coil like some manufacturers do, or splitting a pair above and below the magnetic gap. We are talking about a full sleeve of custom tooled copper from top to bottom. The results are sonic bliss. It provides massive output, but the musicality and lack of distortion exhibited is nothing short of breathtaking.
You can’t have a great driver without a great amplifier! To perfectly compliment this 18″ piece of audio art, we have designed a matching 1200 watt RMS amplifier. Again, it is the best amplifier we have ever offered. It provides the control and power needed to make the new driver sing. It is a match made in heaven.
There will be several models available starting with a compact sealed cabinet up to larger ported cabinets. We will also be offering some breakthrough tube subwoofers that will provide the most output and extension for the money of any subwoofer we have ever tested. And thanks to the new driver, their sound quality is simply as good as it gets.
Details will slowly be released of the individual models. We also hope to have product selling in July. Stay tuned for updates, info, specs and pricing.
The owner of Epik has been incredibly busy the past couple of months, and the last few weeks in particular, traveling around to parts vendors, etc. We have been taking care of customers warranty issues, but know that a few have fallen through the cracks. Please give us a call or email and we will get everybody taken care if you have been waiting. We are sorry if you’ve been waiting a little longer than usual. We look forward to getting everybody taken care of quickly.The Empire and the Legend will no longer be offered. However, we do have a small batch of remaining Legends that we will be selling. If you are interested in buying a Legend, give us a call or email us. They will be selling for their original price of $499 plus shipping.
We can’t wait to get these new products into customers hands. We’ve never been so busy or excited to get a line of products ready. Thanks for your continued support!
Have any questions? Give us a call or send us an email!